LeBron James enters his 18th season as the arguably best player in the NBA. Will he be as efficient as he has been in the past 17 years?

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Deavin McAlear

LeBron James enters his 18th season as the arguably best player in the NBA. Will he be as efficient as he has been in the past 17 years?

LeBron James was drafted into the NBA in 2003 and has been one of the greatest players of all time ever since. Is LeBron James becoming washed or still the best?

Teammate Anthony Davis, in a post game interview, referred to James as the “Washed King” as a joke after a win against the Chicago Bulls. After this comment was made many people took to Twitter to use this term as a form of slander towards LeBron. LeBron also uses this term as personal motivation, with many Instagram posts and Tweets referring to himself as the “Washed King.” Although James receives a lot of criticism for being so called “Washed,” he gains a lot of praise from many high profile opinions.

  According to Former President Barack Obama, James is not washed and is in fact one of the best on the court, “Proud of my friend @KingJames for his fourth title, fourth Finals MVP, and for not only living up to the hype after seventeen seasons, but surpassing it as an extraordinary leader both on the court and in the public arena fighting for education, social justice, and our democracy.” He writes in a tweet.

As well as receiving praise from the former president of the United States, LeBron has received praise from many critics. With Sbnation.com, a sports journalism website, writing “LeBron James is extremely not washed.” Even the numbers seem to disagree, with 25.6 points per game, 8 rebounds, and 8 assists each game.

LeBron James has been trying to prove time and time again, that he is not washed.